Terry Peach, of Mutual, is the third generation to operate his family’s 1898 homestead. He is currently focused solely on farming/ranching and has ample time to devote to AFR/OFU.
Peach has had several pursuits during his career. He earned a bachelor’s in agricultural education from OSU and taught vo-ag at Cashion. He left his teaching career to go into business for himself, operating a feed business for many years. He also started Woodward Hull, an oilfield supply company that his son, Te, now operates.
Professionally, Peach has served as the USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director and as the Oklahoma Secretary and Commissioner of Agriculture from 2003 to 2011, managing a budget of up to $50 million.
Peach has been an AFR/OFU member since 1998. He has participated in the organization’s speech contest and other youth activities, and has spoken at several AFR/OFU conventions. He remains active in church, community and youth activities in Woodward County, and has served on his local school board and chamber of commerce board.
Peach has received the Honorary State and National FFA Degrees, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission Staff of Life Award, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Distinguished Service Award, the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts President’s Award and the USDA Distinguished Service Award. He has also served as president of the Southern U.S. Trade Association and the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Peach is proud of his three sons and their families—Te, Bowdy and Joshua, their wives and six grandchildren.